Army Civilians Honored With Presidential Rank Awards

Army Civilians Honored With Presidential Rank Awards

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More than two dozen Department of the Army senior executives were rewarded for extraordinary public service and excellence in leadership, and recognized at this year’s 2016/2017 Presidential Rank Awards Summit in Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by the Senior Executives Association, the Presidential Rank Awards are presented in two categories—distinguished and meritorious—and are the nation’s highest civilian career leadership awards. A small number of Senior Executive Service members, and a proportionate number of senior-level and scientific and professional executives, are recognized by the president for “outstanding achievements in public service,” according to an SEA news release. Their “documented achievements save the public billions of dollars each year.”

Seven Department of the Army Senior Executive Service professionals received Distinguished Rank Awards for achieving extraordinary results during an executive’s career. They are:

  • Kirby R. Brown, deputy to the commanding general of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and an AUSA Life Member
  • Lloyd Caldwell, director of military programs, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and an AUSA member
  • Elizabeth C. Fleming, deputy director, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
  • Krystyna Kolesar, deputy director, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, Programs and Analysis
  • Kathleen Miller, assistant deputy chief of staff for logistics and an AUSA five-year member
  • Levator Norsworthy Jr., deputy general counsel (acquisition), Office of the Army General Counsel
  • Bruce J. West, senior scientist of mathematics and information science, U.S. Army Research Office

Meritorious Rank Awards, awarded for sustained accomplishment, were given to 22 Army Senior Executive Service professionals:

  • Stephen G. Barth
  • Joseph Bentz
  • Pamela Blechinger
  • Joseph Corriveau
  • Steffanie Easter
  • Michael Formica
  • Augustus Fountain III
  • Susan Goodyear
  • Ellen Helmerson
  • Gerald Hust
  • Richard Kidd IV
  • William Marriott III
  • Robert Moore
  • Diane Randon
  • Thomas Russell
  • Connie Schmaljohn
  • Karl Schneider
  • John Shipley
  • Rickey Smith
  • Anthony Stamilio
  • Robin Swan
  • Bryon Young